Skip to content

Milan Kundera - The Unbearable Lightness of Being (2nd Hand Paperback)

£4.45
SKU B000622
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Good
  • Category : Fiction - Modern Classics
  • Published : 1985 (This Ed. 1995)
  • ISBN : 9780571135394
  • SKU : B000622
  • PPC : LL300gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

In this novel - a story of irreconcilable loves and infidelities - Milan Kundera addresses himself to the nature of twentieth-century 'Being'.

In a world in which lives are shaped by irrevocable choices and by fortuitous events, a world in which everything occurs but once, existence seems to lose its substance, its weight. We feel, says the novelist, 'the unbearable lightness of being' - not only as the consequence of our private acts but also in the public sphere, and the two inevitably intertwine.

Juxtaposing Prague, Geneva, Thailand and the United States, this masterly novel encompasses the extremes of comedy and tragedy, and embraces, it seems, all aspects of human existence.

It offers a wide range of brilliant and amusing philosophical speculations and it descants on a variety of styles.

In this classic novel Kundera draws together the Czechoslovakia of the Prague Spring and the Russian invasion, the philosophy of Nietzsche, and the love affairs of a number of heartbreakingly familiar characters.

"Some books change your mind, some change your heart, the very best change your whole world" . . . . "A mighty piece of work, that will shape your life forever." - Google Reviews.

_______________________

No minimum order. Free UK delivery on orders of over £10.00. UK delivery only £1.00 per order on orders of under £10.00. International delivery charges detailed here.

Immediate dispatch, via Royal Mail, from Scotland. All books and other products are fully guaranteed and covered by our refund policy. #CampsieBooks

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review Write a review